Vman Unit

This training takes the individual operator from the individual, team, and close quarters battle environment and teaches them how to coordinate with local officials, assets, and opinion makers in order to establish private defense networks and self-sustainable communities. Building upon the weapons skills, tactics, and concepts developed in DSI's Tier 4, Tier 3, and Tier 2 Programs, Unit Tactics prepares participants to recruit, organize, and lead units - comprising multiple teams and specialties - in the sort of  real world operational environment that may result from natural disaster or civil unrest, characterized by delayed, inadequate, or non-existent support from civil authorities. This is "community organizing" on a whole new level.

Completion of the Tier 1 Program will enable individual operators to take the lead in organizing their neighborhood or community to ensure its own safety and security. Just as traditional U.S. Army Special Forces training prepares the soldier to train, lead, and advise foreign populations in various aspects of defense and security, the Tier 1 operator will be able to work within the typically diverse American community to help it avert the chaos, disunity, and uncertainty that results from degradation or collapse of the normal social order.  Tier 1 training focuses less on individual and small team skills than upon time-honored concepts of collective training, planning, and leadership adapted to the emerging threats confronting American communities. Areas covered include:

  • Area Study & Intelligence Gathering
  • Vulnerability & Threat Assessments
  • Sustainable Security
  • Contingency Planning
  • Command & Organization
  • Tactical Communications
  • Discreet Validation of Plans and Capabilities
  • Command Post Exercises
  • Tactical Decision Games
  • Reality Based Training (Force on Force) Exercises

Program Information

  • COST: $3,495
  • DATES: See Schedule
  • TIME: 5 Days - Sunday - Friday
  • LOCATION: Various locations throughout the US.
  • COURSE DETAILS: Schedule, topics, curriculum, etc. 
  • COURSE DOCUMENTS: - Please read prior to your course.
  • REGISTRATION FORM: Please fill out and email back.
  • PREREQUISITES: Complete all requirements of Tier 2 Team Tactics Program

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Registration and Payment Process: Please follow these steps to register and pay for your program. If you have any questions please call 1.877.452.0951.

1. Download and fill out the registration/application form and email it back to us. Upon acceptance of your application you are then placed on the program roster and a detailed estimate of the provisioning package is emailed to you.

2. An invoice for the program fee will be sent to you which also must be paid 30 days prior to the program date.

Cancellation/Refund Policy. No refunds are available for the provisioning package. If an emergency prevents you from attending the program then your program fee will be applied towards a future program date.

About Our Reality Based Training Programs

Reality based training or RBT is a type of simulation training that better prepares individuals for future performance through experiential learning (learning by experiencing and doing).

Our RBT scenarios will pit you against the best role players (trained actors) in the industry, who painstakingly following per-selected scripts which have been crafted to derive specific responses and achieve selected training goals from the scenarios being played out for your benefit.

Because of the immersive nature of the training, the mind and body absorb and process the experience as if it were actually occurring, therefore these realistic scenarios will quickly help you gain the experiences and confidence you need to dominate a lethal force encounter in real life.

When you add an RBT package to your training, the skills learned on the range are reinforced by your RBT and combine in a powerful way to prepare you for effective future behavior to nearly the same degree as if it had been an actual situation.

Only RBT gives you invaluable orientation training and stress inoculation, which in turn gives you the skills, experience, and confidence you need to shrink your decision making process (OODA Loop) and exponentially multiplying your effectiveness during a fight for life.

RBT is to the gunfighter what Topgun is to fighter pilots; RBT is the apex of firearms training, there is no substitute, and nothing prepares you better for the fight of your life than quality Reality Based Training.

In our training courses we teach you stress resistant firearms skills - In our Individual Tactics programs you will learn how to apply the same stress resistant skills in realistic RBT scenarios where you will hone your skill and technique against the best role players in the firearms industry, thereby inoculating you against stress and teaching you how to effectively eliminate live adversaries.

The Industry Standard Vs. The DSI Standard

Using military and law enforcement training standards as a gauge we want to give you a relative sense of how the DSI standard compares to the "industry" standard.

The industry standard focuses on range safety and artificiality by using tightly controlled, on-line, square range drills without maneuver (movement with purpose) or movement under tightly controlled drills (such as "box" drills), in order to focus on draw speed and hits in a given area under a certain time limit. This type of training is often accompanied by hours in the classroom discussing declarative knowledge (that information that you can best learn on your own, any time and anywhere you like) which often eats into the limited live fire training (a precious resource that can't be accomplished effectively on your own), often leaving the student more confused as to when lethal force is appropriate and afraid to fire his firearm in self-defense.

DSI begins by looking at reality: To be able to defend yourself you need to be killing enabled, because regardless of your skills, if you haven't been killing enabled and can't kill another - you won't. Furthermore, one can only make proper decisions in lethal force engagements by way of orientation, and orientation only comes via experience under the same situations they hope to be able to perform the taught skills (experiential knowledge can not attained by reading or talking about such scenarios). To accomplish proper orientation training, we focus on training to maneuver safely via situational awareness and aggressive actions on contact initially learned on the range with both dry and live-fire drills and then reinforced during progressively more difficult RBT scenarios.

We maintain that a solid curricula based on firearms training and team tactics in a reality-based training environment while maintaining a small student to instructor ratio will leave a team trained by us more capable than most of the average military and police units (we base this on personal experience having trained thousands of military and law-enforcement personnel over 25 years). We believe that operational police and military units (those units actively kicking in doors day in and day out) probably would be able to outperform our clients in certain aspects, but we will be able to out-cycle their training, develop, and implement a better program faster than they can simply because we neither have the bureaucratic hoops to jump through, nor the institutional inertia to overcome.